Our research projects focus on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatment (EBT) for mental health problems domestically and internationally. We are interested in implementation questions around how to simplify interventions, how to train and supervise providers, and how to leverage existing resources (like supervisors, community health workers) to provide and supervise EBT. Our global mental health work is focused on implementation of EBT in low and middle-income countries, using a task-shifting/sharing model in which lay counselors deliver EBT, under close supervision of local supervisors and external (e.g., US-based) expert trainers. We have a number of NIH-funded studies with implementation science questions focused on increasing EBT fidelity, scaling up EBT, and testing EBT under different conditions (e.g., types of supervision). In collaboration with colleagues at Johns Hopkins, we developed and tested a common elements intervention in 4 LMICs.
Tanzania, Kenya, Southern Iraq, Zambia, Myanmar, Thailand, Ethiopia, India, Colombia, Papau New Guinea